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Southside Guest House

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8 Newington Road, Edinburgh EH9 1QS, Scotland
Southside Guest House
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Ranked #43 of 441 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014
june r Dumfries, United Kingdom
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Excellent guest house, classy, clean,comfortable,warm, welcoming! Franco is the perfect host. The breakfasts were excellent, which you could start with a lovely glass of Buck's Fizz! My husband and I were in Edinburgh for the Imelda May concert on 10th Dec which was excellent. The weather unfortunately was awful, so didn't really want to go far to eat in the... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We have just returned from a weekend in a very chilly Edinburgh, but the cold certainly stopped at the front door of the Southside guest house. Inside we received a very warm welcome from Franco and our en suite double room was absolutely toasty! We felt at home immediately and able to relax right away. The breakfast buffet was beautifully... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

From the moment we walked through the door we knew that we had made a great choice in selecting Southside as a place to stay. A warm welcome awaited us from the charming Franco, who was born to be in the hotel industry.Our room was very clean,spacious and the bed extremely comfortable. In the morning the breakfast was top notch,fantastic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Gorgeous place, stylish, comfy and immaculate. Situated within 20mins walk from Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, National Museum of Scotland and Waverley Station. Franco the owner is a welcoming, charming host who called the day before we arrived to ask if we needed a car-park place. The breakfast was fabulous, plenty of choice and even a special - French toast with... More 

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Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is probably the best B&B/guesthouse I have ever stayed in and much, much better than many hotels. The ambiance and beauty of the decor made me feel relaxed and welcomed and my room was lovely. Breakfast was amazing, very varied buffet and a great choice of cooked, even for veggies plus bucks fizz! I would love to return one... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is a very lovely B&B. Grand house, gorgeous rooms, great location (20 minutes walk to everything), amazing breakfasts and even a snifter waiting at the top of the stairs to welcome you home. Franco was the icing on the cake. Utterly charming and the epitome of a 5* host (hotels everywhere take note!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a lovely guest house, full of character and old fashioned charm. Franco and Lynne are excellent hosts, nothing is too much trouble. The property is situated on a main road but we didn't experience any traffic noise from our room (room no. 1 on the first floor). The guest house is in an excellent location for visiting the... More 

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13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is a lovely B&B. At the last minute my husband couldn't meet me in Edinburgh but Franco and Lynne looked after me superbly. Breakfast was wonderful, my room was spotless and very comfortable. Franco made sure I had maps and directions to get to the center of the city. It was a lovely walk either via the Meadows or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stayed in a lot of nice accommodation over our month in the UK, but Southside stood out on top. Franco & Lynne run a tip-top B&B, with Franco being our main host. He is a charming man in English or Italian. He knows the names of all his guests and remembers their preferences from day to day. The attention... More 

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here to attend Hogmanay in Edinburgh. The guesthouse is about a 20-25 minute walk to the main centre, an ideal location to escape the main hustle & bustle. The guest house is beautifully designed and maintained well, I love the effort they've put in to maintain such a high standard. On each floor there was a book case... More 

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